For this Broccoli Salad I was trying to recreate a side dish my sister-in-law brings to a lot of our parties. A lot of broccoli salads have cheese, nuts, grapes or dried cranberries. This one has a delicious, crisp apple, with red onion, celery and crumbled bacon. I adapted a recipe I found at The Kitchen is My Playground for this.
In the original recipe, it calls for 1 head of broccoli, which vary in size. I had two smaller heads of broccoli so I ended up bumping up the dressing to 1 cup of mayo with just a pinch more sugar and about 1 tsp extra apple cider vinegar in order to get everything a light coating of dressing. Enjoy!
Broccoli Apple Salad
Makes about 8 servings
- 1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets
- 1/2 cup red onion, diced small
- 1 cup celery, diced small
- 1 apple, sweet variety, diced small
- 8 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional- I skipped)
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1. Combine salad ingredients in large bowl. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and whisk until combined; pour over salad and toss. Serve chilled.
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